~ Greetings and Warm Welcome to ~
Well this is blowing by....and I'm behind on my final stitching. I have to get done a project in the next three days for my most wonderful friend at work ~ Ann. She's been a true blessing to my life, we've known each other for only 8 years but I love her with all my heart. Here she is with Ellie on her First Communion Day, she made the dress for Ellie that she is wearing.
So I've got to hurry up and get my laundry folded and put away and my house straightened and then sit and stitch this afternoon on Ann's gift :)
I'm sharing with you an ornament from this years 2014 Just Ornament Cross Stitch Magazine. Its been highly popular and has been popping up all over blogland.
by Niky's Creations
stitched on 32 ct. Mocha using DMC
I used the pale gray color used in the design for the cording
and added a big rusty jingle bell in the middle.
This ornament proclaims something that is very important in my life and in the lives of my little family. Some days I don't know how I would get along without my faith. I'm one of those people that have been blessed from cradle and all through my life with faith. I was blessed to be born into a family that passed on faith and the traditions that go along with the particular religion I prescribe to. I hope that I am doing adequate job at passing on those same traditions and faith that was instilled in me to my own children. I've never once have fallen away in my faith walk ~ but I'm no where close to what a true ideal or model Christian is. But I try awful hard and I hope someday when I'm standing face to face with God, he'll know in my heart, I tried very hard and failed every day but I tried.
During the season of Advent...
Catholics are charged to make their confession to "Prepare the Way" for the coming of our Lord. So tonight my family and I will travel to a neighboring parish that is holding a Penance Service. Confession is a strange thing to many and misunderstood by many non-Catholics ~ I am inadequate in having the words to share with you about it as it a beautiful gift, really. People interested may read more about it: HERE
I'll be cleaning my soul of all my many transgressions and I'll be praying for each one of you ~ known to me and unknown to me ~ for your needs known only by God himself.
I'll be keeping my hands to work and heart to God, just like always!
Love in stitches,